Anne Marie Pace
Despite the oft-quoted adage to write what you know, Anne Marie Pace has never been a bear, a vampire, or a ballerina. The four published and upcoming books of her VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham and published by Disney-Hyperion, have been adapted into Disney Junior’s Emmy-nominated animated series VAMPIRINA. She is also the author of GROUNDHUG DAY (Disney-Hyperion), PIGLOO (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers), and BUSY-EYED DAY (Beach Lane Books). Coming in 2019 is SUNNY’S TOW TRUCK SAVES THE DAY (Abrams Appleseed). Someday, she hopes to write books about what she does know: whistling, baking blue-ribbon-winning chocolate chip cookies, and schlepping kids around in a minivan, if she can find a way to make any of that interesting.